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Is Liverpool idol really the best in the world?

Despite only scoring one goal for Spain during Euro 2008, one of his club team-mates certainly thinks Fernando Torres is better than any other striker on the planet. Fernando Torres had a startling good debut season for Liverpool, smashing in 33 goals for the Reds, including three consecutive league hat-tricks at Anfield.

Sky Sports reports that one of his biggest fans appears to be Jamie Carragher, who claims that he wouldn’t swap the Spaniard for anyone else (what – not even Cristiano Ronaldo?).

“He has a great partnership with Villa they look really sharp the two of them and Fernando has took his form from Liverpool into the national team,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“He does not have to prove anything to anyone at Liverpool as he has done it in the Champions League and I am sure he has gone down well in Spain.

“I am Liverpool player and I am biased, I suppose, but for me he is the best.

“I am just delighted to be in the same team as him and it was a great bit of business by the club last summer, great for Rafa who brought him in and he has repaid everyone.

“Hopefully he will do it for the next four or five years for Liverpool, but at the moment I would not swap him for anyone.”

His pace certainly troubled the Russian defence on Thursday night, although he’s been asked to make runs in wide position for the national team, wheras for Liverpool he plays far more centrally and relies on others to make runs down the wing. Can Torres surpass 33 goals next season for the Reds or will he do well to bag that many?

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